S: Our Wedding
BC: As our journey together begins . . .
FC: "It only takes a second to say 'I love you' but a lifetime to show it. | Our Wedding
1: Our Engagement
2: I will love you forever
3: C | M | & | Forever
4: Bridal Showers | Some of the presents we received were: pot and pan sets, silverware, laundry items, kitchen foods, seasoning selection, griddle, waffle maker, tent, coolers, roasting sticks, sleeping bags, and portable grill.
5: Bridal Pictures
6: You may kiss the bride
7: TWO PEOPLE, TWO HEARTS, TWO LIVES, BECOME ONE HEART, ONE MIND, ONE NEW LIFE TOGETHER.
8: Cornerstones of a Happy Home | Before I perform this marriage, I’d like to give you some words of counsel. President Hinckley gave a talk in 1984 to husbands and wives that is still as current today as it was then. He outlines ‘Four Cornerstones of a Happy Home’ and who should know better than a prophet what is takes to make a happy home? The four cornerstones are: Mutual Respect, The Soft Answer, Financial Honesty, and Family Prayer. I’m going to give you a copy of this talk as part of your wedding gift, but I’m going to make a few comments about each topic right now. Cornerstone #1 – Mutual Respect Presidents Hinckley said, “There must be respect for the interests of one another. There must opportunities and encouragement for the development and expression of individual talent.” However, he also reminds us that “Marriage is a joint venture.” I think that means that you shouldn’t think of “my needs” versus “your needs” anymore. Her needs are your needs – and vice versa. Your thoughts and opinions won’t always be identical -- I guarantee that – but make sure you are as aware of your spouse’s thoughts and opinions as you are of your own. Share your thoughts and feelings with one another. You can’t be one flesh is you don’t know what the other half of you is thinking or feeling. Listen to your other half’s ideas with as much fervor and tenacity as you cling to your own. When there are differences, pray for the Lord’s help. It’s been my experience that the Spirit always whispers something like, “Tell her you’re sorry, tell her you love her.” I’ve never known the Spirit to say, “Tell her it’s her fault” or “Wait for her to apologize.” Be humble, thoughtful, and prayerful and the Lord will bless your marriage. Cornerstone #2 – The Soft Answer President Hinckley quotes Proverbs 15:1 – “A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.” He then says, “Communication is essentially a matter of conversation. [Couples] must have communicated when they were courting. Can they not continue to speak together after marriage?” Then he counsels, “Let that talk be quiet – for quiet talk is the language of love. It is the language of peace. It is the language of God.” Let me also counsel you about a dangerous thing called “anger.” I hate to say it, but there will be times when one or both of you will be frustrated or upset about something. But, if you feel yourself starting to get angry, take some time – alone if necessary – to seek the Lord’s help and wait for the Spirit to return. It’s never a bad idea to say, “Can we have a prayer together?” If you make sure the Spirit is present when you talk about problems, your home will be a much happier place. Cornerstone #3 – Financial Honesty President Hinckley says, “I am satisfied that money is the root of more trouble in marriage than all other causes combined.” He encourages us to first pay our tithes and offerings. Then he says, “We live in an age of persuasive advertising and of skillful salesmanship, all designed to entice us to spend. An extravagant husband or wife can jeopardize any marriage. I think,” says President Hinckley, “It is a good principle that each has some freedom and independence with every day, necessary expenditures, and while at the same time always discussing and consulting and agreeing on large expenditures.”
9: I would counsel you also to save a little each month – even if it’s only $5 at first – put it in a savings account and leave it alone. And, although you should always discuss financial matters as President Hinckley taught, I would suggest that one of you should be appointed the principle guardian of the finances. Whichever of you feels the most pain when a penny is spent should be the main keeper of the cash box, in our family, that has been my wife and it has been a great blessing to us. Also, be sure to budget a “date” night each week and continue to keep that same spark between you that has made your courtship such a happy time. Cornerstone #4 – Family Prayer President Hinckley says, “I know of no other practice that will have so salutary an effect upon your lives as will the practice of kneeling down together in prayer. The very words, ‘Our Father in Heaven,’ have a tremendous effect. You cannot speak them with sincerity and with recognition without having some feeling of accountability to God.” I would add that daily reading of the scriptures together will bring a great Spirit into your home. I encourage you to begin tonight – read a verse or two from the scriptures this evening, then pray together, thank the Lord for each other and mention specific qualities you’re grateful for in one another. Marriage is a sacred covenant. Listen carefully to the covenant you are about to make. Pay particular attention to the words. “Cleave unto her and none else.” “Cleave unto him and none else.” Often think about the word, “love, honor, and cherish” and contemplate what they mean. As you kneel across the altar in His holy temple and be sealed for time and all eternity, seek the Lord’s guidance in all you do. Follow President Hinckley’s four cornerstones and seek inspiration on a daily basis and your home will be a happy home. I promise you that in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. Please take each other by the right hand. David Coy Miller and Michelle Killpack, you have taken one another by the right hand in token of the covenants you will now enter into in the presence of God and these witnesses. David Coy Miller, do you take Michelle Killpack as your lawfully wedded wife, and do you, of your own free will and choice, covenant as her companion and lawfully wedded husband that you will cleave unto her and none else; that you will observe all the laws, covenants, and obligations pertaining to the holy stated of matrimony; and that you will love, honor, and cherish her as long as you both shall live? Michelle Killpack, do you take David Coy Miller as your lawfully wedded husband, and do you, of your own free will and choice, covenant as his companion and lawfully wedded wife that you will cleave unto him and none else; that you will observe all the laws, covenants, and obligations pertaining to the holy stated of matrimony; and that you will love, honor, and cherish him as long as you both shall live? By virtue of the legal authority vested in me as an elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I pronounce you, David Coy Miller and Michelle Killpack, husband and wife, legally and lawfully wedded for the period of your mortal lives. May God bless your union with joy in your posterity and a long life of happiness together, and may He enable you to keep sacred the covenants you have made. These blessings I invoke upon you in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, amen. You may now kiss each other as husband and wife. If you have rings to exchange, you may do that now.
10: "Man & wife, being two, are one in love." -William Shakespeare
12: Bridesmaid's | Best Man | Bride & Groom
13: Bride's Parents | Groom's Parents
14: true | Love
15: forever | yours
16: "This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
18: I love you not only for what you are, but for who I am when I am with you.
19: Luncheon at Somewhere In Time Inn
20: Our Luncheon
21: Bride's Family | Bride and Groom's Table | Groom's Family | Bride's Family | Bride's Family | Bride's Family | Groom's Family | Groom's Family
23: Getting Ready for the Reception
25: Together Forever | Coy & Michelle
26: Family Pictures
27: I Will Love You For-Always
28: Cutting The Cake
29: The Cake | Throwing the Bouquet
30: Starting our new life together . . .
32: We were sealed in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple on December 13, 2011
34: Being sealed to your family brings great happiness, it is a priceless joy you cannot express in words.